Pass-Thru Refrigerators Provide Efficiency in Sterile Compounding Environments

Posted on Nov 29, 2022 by Brandon Russell

Pharmacists who carry out sterile compounding are no strangers to the stringent garbing and sterilization requirements required by USP General Chapter <797>. While USP <797> is the universally accepted guideline for cleanroom garbing requirements, state pharmacy board...

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Vaccine Capacity Tool Helps Select the Right Equipment

Posted on Nov 08, 2022 by Brandon Russell

The first COVID-19 vaccine, the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, was approved for emergency use on December 11, 2020, in adults 16 and older.  

Since the first emergency use authorization was issued, the FDA has authorized the use of vaccines from three additional...

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Medical-Grade Refrigeration in Pharmacy: 2022 Trends & Adoption Rates

Posted on Oct 25, 2022 by Brandon Russell

Pharmacy Purchasing & Products (PP&P) published the results of its 17thAnnual State of Pharmacy Automation Survey. This survey is based on data provided by 363 pharmacy leaders across a wide range of facility type, size, and location. 

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Fall 2022 Vaccination Push Could Save 75,000 Lives

Posted on Oct 11, 2022 by Brandon Russell

Since initially approved for emergency use in late 2020, COVID-19 vaccinations have proven to be the best weapon in the fight against COVID-19. Since the pandemic began, there have been nearly 95 million COVID-19 cases in the United States. 

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What is the Impact of Inflation in Pharmacy and How to Combat It

Posted on Sep 27, 2022 by Brandon Russell

The core rate of inflation climbed to 6.3 percent in August, which continues the six-month trend of the highest rate of inflation the United States has seen in 40 years. The current core rate of inflation is more than triple the average rate seen the 10 years prior to the...

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IRS Section 179 Can Provide Benefits for Capital Equipment Investments

Posted on Sep 15, 2022 by Brandon Russell

As we approach the fall and winter months, ensuring vaccine clinics, pharmacies, physician’s offices, and other healthcare sites are equipped with the resources needed to serve patients is an important step in improving patient outcomes and supporting overall public health. 

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Helmer Scientific Continues Expansion of GX Solutions; Adds Pass-thru Refrigerator

Posted on Sep 13, 2022 by Ben Greenfield

Helmer Scientific announces the launch of GX Solutions Pharmacy and Blood Bank Pass-Thru Refrigerators for clean rooms, pharmaceuticals, cancer therapies, blood therapies, research applications, and sample storage. Powered by OptiCool™ technology, GX Solutions are the first...

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Pandemic Responsible for Largest Vaccination Backslide in 30 Years

Posted on Aug 23, 2022 by Brandon Russell

The World Health Organization and UNICEF have released data showing a continued decline in vaccination rates among children. In 2021, 25 million infants worldwide did not receive one or more doses of routine immunizations. This represents the largest sustained decline in...

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Pharmacists Expected to Maintain Expanded Role in a Post-COVID World

Posted on Aug 16, 2022 by Brandon Russell

Pharmacists have always served a critical role in supporting public health. During the pandemic, a shortage of healthcare workers and limited access to hospitals, clinics, and traditional doctor offices due to restrictions, created an expanded role for pharmacists that patients...

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Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine Receives FDA Approval, CDC Endorsement

Posted on Jul 26, 2022 by Brandon Russell

In the midst of a summer surge of COVID-19 cases in the United States, the FDA has approved the vaccine developed by Novavax for emergency use. The CDC has endorsed the use of this vaccine as a primary dose for people older than 18. 

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